The Nintendo Switch Has Surpassed The Wii U Lifetime Sales


We already know that anyone who pays for Nintendo Switch Online will be given access to classic games from Nintendo's back catalogue reworked for online play and made to take advantage of Switch's multiplayer features.

The Switch is an anomaly in many ways, not least the fact that it's Nintendo's second console this generation - after the abject failure of the Wii U.

Nintendo is doing very, very well right now.

Therefore, we can expect early adopters of the Switch to benefit from the lengthy lifespan for nearly a decade to come.

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Nintendo's social media pages announced that Nintendo Switch Online will be launching in September, 2018. The Wii U was not. Better still: Most of those games are very good.

If you have a Nintendo Switch, you probably own "Super Mario Odyssey". Although Nintendo included a touchscreen on their popular new console, flawless for apps, it's just not taken advantage of often enough. There's a lot of technical jibber jabber, but at the end of the day, the 3DS, strictly speaking, doesn't have the specifications necessary, so to speak, to play GBA games.

Nintendo had a hard time keeping the console on shelves for much of the year. The downside though, is that while you get to keep those games, Nintendo will only be allowing you to keep it for that one month. "This game helps to maximize the number of people who have access to Nintendo [intellectual properties] by providing a Mario game that a wide variety of users around the world can enjoy", Kimishima said. But there is just one thing it's missing: Apps.

These sales charts appeared at Nintendo's most recent financial presentation. Given that these are mostly 8- and 16-bit games, these upgrades will only be given where they are applicable. It seems like a surefire way to keep people buying software for the console as it finishes what is likely its previous year in relevance, not to mention it would certainly make plenty of fans happy.